Katrina L. Sifferd, J.D. Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Elmhurst University

Genevieve Staudt Endowed Chair

Co-Editor in Chief, Neuroethics

Photo by Marcela Rafea

I’m a philosopher researching responsibility, punishment, and neuroethics/neurolaw. I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of London, King’s College where I worked with the fabulous philosopher David Papineau. After finishing my Ph.D., I held a post-doctoral position as Rockefeller Fellow in Law and Public Policy and Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College. Before becoming a philosopher, I earned a Juris Doctorate and worked as a senior research analyst on criminal justice projects for the U.S. National Institute of Justice.


email: sifferdk@elmhurst.edu